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 Holker Welch Abbott

Holker Welch Abbott

Birth
Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 30 Apr 1930 (aged 72)
Wellesley, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Newton Lower Falls, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot Lot 21, Section II
Memorial ID 103177218 · View Source
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A poet and art connoisseur, Holker Welch Abbott was a leading member of the Copley Society of Boston (known as the Boston Art Students Association from 1876-1901). He was also a member of the Tavern Club, a dining club for wealthy Bostonians founded in 1884. He was portrayed by John Singer Sargent in 1920; the portrait is still owned by the Tavern Club.

His publications include: (with Francis Shaw Sturgis) To Owen Wister. A "Hellion" verse, 15 January, 1904, Boston, 1904; Bear with us; a collection of Tavern club verses ... Anno T.C. XXI, Boston, 1905; The silver wedding of the Bear; a memorial of the celebration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Tavern Club, 15 January 1909, Boston, 1910; Alice in Wonderland: in eleven scenes, arranged for the Copley Society of Boston, Boston, 1912.

Source: Everitt, Charles B. (ed.), The Tavern Club At One Hundred: 1959-1984, Boston, 1984.



Inscription

Holker Welch Abbott
Son of
Caroline Livermore
and
Josiah Gardner Abbott
Born in Lowell
Feb 28, 1858
Died at Wellesley Hills
April 30, 1930


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  • Created by: Charlie Morgan
  • Added: 6 Jan 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 103177218
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Holker Welch Abbott (28 Feb 1858–30 Apr 1930), Find A Grave Memorial no. 103177218, citing Saint Marys Cemetery, Newton Lower Falls, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Charlie Morgan (contributor 47142894) .